Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Marsch - Carl XII's Marsch vid Narva

Hello!
Another tune from Småland today. I love finding säckpipa playable tunes from Småland!
:))
Vicki

Friday, July 12, 2019

Älgknappen

Hello!
Another 8-note polska. This one is called Älgknappen, which translates as The Elk Button. There's a story behind that title I'm sure!
Enjoy!
:))
Vx


Friday, May 31, 2019

Kontrabasharpapolskan

Hello!
A great tune, it's a kontrabasharpa tune, but fits so well on the säckpipa that how knows which version came first! So as well as the version on säckpipa I've included it on kontrabasharpa so you can see how it turns out on that instrument! The full title is Kontrabasharpapolskan efter Calle Svankvist. If you wanted to dance to this a bakmes would be appropriate! More about him later!
Enjoy!
:))
Vix

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cadrill Kozaken

Hello!
I love to find tunes from my home county of Småland and this one is awesome! This is Cadrill Kozaken and it's from Carl-Gustaf Tullbergs manuscript (Högahult, Nöbbele), dated 1822.

Since doing the filming I took this tune to Halsway a couple of weeks ago and we decided that the best way to play it was to start slowly and then speed up until you're going like the clappers! I love this tune!
Enjoy!
:D
Vx



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gärdsbygubarnas Polska

Hello!
I love this tune, it rocks! We played this one at Halsway in 2018 and I learnt it in turn from the awesome Olle Gällmo.
Enjoy!
:))
Vx


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Skomakarpolskan

Hello!
Time for another polska, this is Skomakarpolskan, not to be confused with Skomakaren. It's a great little polska to help with this particular type of rhythm. I first learnt this on the nyckelharpa and it's just as great on that too!
:))
Vx

Monday, May 13, 2019

Långdans från Sollerön

Hello!
A tune that most of us säckpipa players play, so a good tune to put in your repertoire. I learnt this from the wonderful Olle Gällmo.
:))
Vx

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Polska efter Sven Donat

Hello!
A tune from a collection in Småland, this is Polska after Sven Donat. Because my family are from Jönköping in Småland, there are going to be quite a few tunes from there coming up in the future!
Enjoy!
:))
Vx